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September 10, 2021

The 9/11 Project: Acknowledgements START HERE

Curated by Kelly Shaw The 9/11 Memorial site states that 'On any given day in 2001, reportedly thirty to fifty thousand people came to work in the World Trade Center.…
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September 10, 2021

Jennifer Shaw Griffin: There is nothing quite like eye contact and a shared mammalian warmth in a place beyond words

I was living with my husband in Brooklyn at that time, and we were working from home. In New York, there is a time when the veil of summer lifts.…
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September 10, 2021

Tricia Boone: I felt connected to every person in the United States…except the one sitting across from me

September 11, 2001, was a beautiful day in New England. People forget that. I put on a bathing suit and went out on the deck of my parents house in…
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September 10, 2021

Dan Donovan: Zandy’s email saved my life

My day started out meeting my friend Keith Delmar that morning at his house a couple of blocks from my house. At that point in time, I would meet him…
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September 10, 2021

Nadereh Khedri: I am a Hazara Afghan

On 9/11, I was about 9 years old. I was in Year 4 in school, in Iran. I was born in Iran, although I am a Hazara Afghan. My parents…
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September 10, 2021

Carolyn Zeytoonian: For Erica, a trailblazer

I first met Erica Van Acker at the Station Bistro Restaurant in Water Mill, New York, in the mid-1990s. At the time, I was living in Bridgehampton, on the East…
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September 10, 2021

Kelly Shaw: Martha’s Vineyard 41.3N 70.6W

Martha’s Vineyard is an idyllic little island off the southern coast of Massachusetts, home to white sandy beaches bordered by long reedy grasses, lighthouses and old Yankee money.  A Stromboli…
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September 9, 2021

Keith LoBue: An uncontrollable marker of change

I arrived in the US around the fifth or sixth of September that year for the start of my fall workshop tour. Emigrating with my family to Sydney from Connecticut…
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September 9, 2021

Aaron Oldaker: We reclaimed the date

When 9/11 happened, I was just weeks off of finishing my Bachelor of Arts (history/sociology) degree at the University of Tasmania: in a far corner of the globe, almost as…
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September 9, 2021

Joe Minehan: a Boston fireman

This is dedicated to my dad, Steve Minehan - a Boston firefighter and a true hero, killed in the line of duty. 1950-1994 I remember the day like it was…
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September 9, 2021

Monique Shephard: Spend your love on the important people

The morning of 9/11 in the US was the late hours of our 11 September – around 11pm, and I was already in bed. Pregnant with my fifth child, Eleanor,…
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September 9, 2021

Kathy Campbell: A white powdery residue covered everything

I worked downtown, a few blocks away, and I could see the Towers from our office windows. I lived in New Jersey, and I was getting ready to leave for…